Table 4: Decomposition estimates of ethnic wage differentials, men.

Dutch-MediterraneanDutch-CaribbeanDutch-Western
Coef. Coef. Coef.

Total difference−0.036−2.790.0191.570.0172.16

explained

Age−0.349−13.47−0.224−9.46−0.121−8.68
Age-squared0.31213.020.2039.350.1098.62
Years of education-HBO0.0011.260.0011.34−0.001−0.92
Years of education-WO−0.010−4.26−0.004−2.360.0074.18
Started in WO0.0115.370.0052.98−0.007−5.17
Switched from HBO to WO-graduated0.0021.490.0010.67−0.002−3.10
Switched from HBO to WO-dropout0.000−0.780.000−0.640.000−0.98
Years experience during study-HBO−0.013−4.57−0.018−6.060.0042.33
Years experience during study-WO0.0094.880.0010.41−0.006−5.10
Years since graduation-HBO0.0806.20.11310.090.10713.76
Years since graduation-HBO-squared−0.035−6.26−0.050−10.23−0.045−13.09
Years since graduation-WO0.0415.620.05510.470.0040.91
Years since graduation-WO-squared−0.013−3.65−0.021−9.22−0.002−1.01
Years experience during interruption0.0000.190.0031.690.0011.30
Years experience after dropping out-HBO−0.025−4.33−0.016−3.660.013−4.01
Years experience after dropping out-WO0.0010.930.0010.85−0.004−2.50
Drop-out−0.039−7.39−0.027−5.81−0.022−7.47
Years since dropout-HBO0.0020.360.0010.370.0021.02
Years since dropout-WO0.000−0.220.000−0.100.0000.07
Graduated at HBO level0.0044.290.0065.280.0065.83
Graduated at WO level0.0022.660.0022.630.0000.68
Educational studies0.0011.330.0012.960.0012.59
Humanities0.000−0.530.000−0.320.0001.07
Economics and law−0.013−6.4−0.008−4.810.000−0.26
Natural sciences0.0022.140.0000.260.0011.80
Health0.0022.330.0023.140.000−0.79
Social services−0.001−1.330.000−0.790.000−0.37
Cohabiting0.0012.830.0057.890.0037.38

Total explained−0.027−4.230.0335.210.0215.13

unexplained

Age1.6101.062.2521.570.2850.29
Age-squared−0.887−1.19−0.935−1.34−0.104−0.21
Years of education-HBO−0.022−0.520.0030.06−0.039−1.56
Years of education-WO0.0020.080.0120.43−0.028−1.42
Started in WO−0.012−0.710.0110.640.0231.53
Switched from HBO to WO-graduated0.000−0.11−0.001−0.240.0010.27
Switched from HBO to WO-dropout0.0010.830.0000.300.000−0.20
Years experience during study-HBO0.0180.93−0.011−0.550.0252.15
Years experience during study-WO0.0040.29−0.026−1.610.0060.59
Years since graduation-HBO0.0341.050.0381.52−0.008−0.41
Years since graduation-HBO-squared−0.013−0.74−0.025−1.830.0070.65
Years since graduation-WO0.0221.940.0010.13−0.004−0.39
Years since graduation-WO-squared−0.012−1.93−0.005−1.200.0030.57
Years experience during interruption−0.002−1.030.0000.220.000−0.37
Years experience after dropping out-HBO0.0381.01−0.004−0.14−0.051−1.51
Years experience after dropping out-WO−0.019−1.2−0.002−0.370.0030.44
Drop-out0.0100.810.0131.220.0071.00
Years since dropout-HBO−0.015−0.39−0.007−0.230.0561.61
Years since dropout-WO0.0231.400.0000.03−0.003−0.57
Graduated at HBO level0.0090.480.0000.010.0111.12
Graduated at WO level−0.004−0.670.0020.340.0030.47
Educational studies−0.002−0.450.0000.030.0010.54
Humanities0.000−0.04−0.002−0.860.0051.58
Economics and law−0.009−0.270.0040.140.0131.13
Natural sciences−0.001−0.04−0.004−0.180.0100.99
Health0.0050.75−0.001−0.150.0071.50
Social services−0.006−1.23−0.003−1.090.0031.65
Cohabiting0.0000.04−0.004−0.49−0.005−0.67
Constant−0.781−1.00−1.320−1.81−0.229−0.45

Total unexplained−0.009−0.76−0.014−1.34−0.003−0.47

Note that the coefficient is significant at 5% if z > 1.96 and significant at 1% if z > 2.575. Significant coefficients are in bold.